Pear, Lemongrass, and Ginger Smoothie Recipe

Pear, Lemongrass, and Ginger Smoothie Recipe
Staff Writer
The essential cold summer soup from Spain, gazpacho is made with fresh tomatoes, peppers, and country bread soaked in olive oil.

Photo Sasabune Omakase Modified: Flickr/erin/CC 4.0

 Gazpacho is a Spanish classic, best made when juicy tomatoes are in season.

Pears are a significant source of dietary fiber and vitamin C, and since much of the fiber in the fiber in the pear is insoluble it makes an effective laxative, and nothing slows you down like a sluggish digestive system full of toxins.

Coconut milk is loaded with vitamins B, C, and E which boost the immune system and provide energy to cells. It’s also a good source of minerals magnesium, potassium, phosphorous and iron, all of which regulate and support various systems including the heart, the nerves, and red blood cells that carry oxygen to the brain. It’s also rich in antioxidants which help repair the body, eliminate toxins, and keep your energy soaring.

And as a note of interest, lemongrass oil has antifungal properties, and, amazingly, it is used to preserve manuscript collections at several institutions in India. If it can keep ancient manuscripts going, maybe it will keep you going too.

1
Servings
375
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 cored pear (any variety will do. I prefer Asian pears)
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1-3 small stalks of lemongrass
  • ¼ inch of ginger root
  • 1 teaspoon raw honey
  • 2 cups coconut milk

Directions

Add all ingredients to the blender and blend until smooth. This smoothie has a gorgeous flavor that’s both complex and delicate and reminds me of Thailand.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
13g
19%
Sugar
48g
53%
Saturated Fat
8g
33%
Cholesterol
40mg
13%
Carbohydrate, by difference
50g
38%
Protein
14g
30%
Vitamin A, RAE
168µg
24%
Vitamin B-12
2µg
83%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
9mg
12%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
564mg
56%
Choline, total
54mg
13%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
20µg
5%
Magnesium, Mg
56mg
18%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
336mg
48%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
14µg
25%
Sodium, Na
200mg
13%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
5µg
33%
Water
324g
12%
Zinc, Zn
4mg
50%

Pear Shopping Tip

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

Pear Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.